Aconitum violaceum : 1 image. 5 posts by 4 authors.

Aconitum violaceum (Ranunculaceae) is a high alpine herb found above 4000m altitude in Uttarakhand. It start blooming in September usually and find little time to mature its seeds.

Photographed in Nilkanth valley close to Nilkanth glacial moraine near Badrinath.

Beautiful picture … and the color too.

Despite of its beauty the tuber at base is highly poisonous.

Amarnath Yatra::Aconitum Sp. ?? (NSJ-02 30/08/2013) :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Aconitum Sp??

Location Near MG Top (On the way to Panjtarni)

Altitude 13500 to 14000′ (Approx)

Date: Aug 12, 2013

Seems to be Aconitum violaceum



Aconitum violaceum from Bhadarwah J&K: Bot. name: Aconitum violaceum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Location: Bhadarwah J&K
Altitude: 3000 meters asl

Date: 15th August 2012


Seen this herb en-route Dhel pass at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3800m.
Bot. name: Aconitum violaceum ?? (Pl. validate)
Family: Ranunculaceae ,
Date/Time; 28-09-2014 / 02:30PM,

Correctly identified …. It is A.violaceum.

In Uttarakhand it rarely grow below 4000m altitude.


Ranunculaceae Fortnight:: Aconitum violaceum — en-route Dhel Pass : PKA-Jan-16 ::: : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Seen this herb en-route Dhel pass at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3800m.
Bot. name: Aconitum violaceum
Family: Ranunculaceae,
Date/Time; 28-09-2014 / 02:30PM,



Need Flower ID? Gentiana depressa? : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Khandedhar, Jiva Nala Valley, Great Himalayan National Park, HP

Date: Sep 2013

Altitude: ~ 4,000 mts

Aconitum violaceum (Ranunculaceae) to me.


Amarnath Yatra – Aconitum Sp. for ID (NSJ-03 – 19/08/2013) : Attachments (2). 7 posts by 5 authors.

Aconitum sp for ID.
Location – On the way to Panjtarni from Sheshnag
Altitude – 13000′

Aconitum violaceum to me.

Seems to be Aconitum laeve!

I think Aconitum chasmanthum

Flowers and Leaves clearly suggest A. violaceum
A. violaceum: Helmet as wide as long, base not abruptly widened; 5-palmatipartite, primary segments deeply bipinnatisect with linear segments, upper leaves much reduced in size, inflorescence usually simple

A. laeve: Helmet much longer than wide, base abruptly widened, 5-9-palmatisect with oblong-obovate segments, upper leaves gradually reduced in size, inflorescence branched

Aconitum chasmanthum Stapf ex Holmes looks correct ID !

After going through herbarium specimens in GBIF, I agree with Singh ji for A. violaceum as per GBIF– specimen from Kashmir.

Looks different from GBIF– specimen 1 of Aconitum chasmanthum Stapf ex Holmes


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